The connection between a sore throat and gargling with salt water. An old wives tale or can it really help? We have the answer.
Salt is an essential nutrient. But too much may lead to high blood pressure, strokes and kidney disease. Make sure the food you eat doesn't hide salt.
Got a toothache? If despite your best efforts you developed a cavity, you'll need a filling. Read the pros and cons of two common filling materials.
I'd heard of Reiki before but never experienced it myself. Learn how it's done and what I got out of my first Reiki session.
Roughly 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some time in their lives. If you're worried about someone and don't know what to say, read this.
What are the odds of getting pregnant when you use birth control? Which methods are the most effective? The least effective? Catching Health has the answers.
Your tooth hurts and you need a root canal. No one gets excited about that news. We try to allay your worst fears with some facts from a specialist.
Phlebitis happens when a vein close to the surface of the skin becomes swollen and inflamed. Untreated, it can lead to a blood clot or a deep vein thrombosis.
Could your child's backpack cause back problems down the road? How much it weighs and how it's worn can certainly have an impact. Some advice from an expert.
Did you know that practicing gratitude can make you happier and healthier? Don't know where to begin? Some tips from Dr. Robert Emmons, a gratitude expert.
If you have a burning pain in the ball of your foot or it feels numb or tingly, you may have a Morton's neuroma. What's that? Catching Health has the answer.
Unfortunately, head lice are a common occurrence where children gather, such as in day care or at school. Ten things you should know about the critters.
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Because it can be life-threatening, it's important to know the symptoms and what to do if it develops.
Ever take a look at the color of your urine? Most people aren't interested, but urine color can provide important information about the state of your health.
If you want a medication for pain or other symptoms, how do you pick the right one? Pharmacist Stephen Drapeau from Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness helps us out.
A fever usually means your body is fighting an infection. But it can mean something else or can cross a line. Dr. Molly O'Malley tells us when to pay attention.
Most sore throats don't amount to much, but sometimes they do. How do you know when you should have your sore throat checked out? We have the answer.
More than one-third of women in the United States have bunions. Tight shoes and high heels are always getting the blame. But do they really cause bunions?
Sometimes it's clear that you should call 911 and go to the ER. Other times, not so much. Don't wait for an emergency — read our expert advice right now.
Not sure what kind of sunscreen or which SPF offers the best protection for your skin? Catching Health has the answers.
Have you thought about being a blood donor? There's no time like right now. Here's why WHO and the American Red Cross encourage us to donate during the summer.
Some brands of nail polish DO contain potentially toxic chemicals. Read how you can check the safety of your favorite polish.
Lots of people seem to be giving up gluten. Should you? What exactly is it and is it true that you can lose weight if you give it up? Answers from a nutrition expert.
Do you take a multivitamin every day? Is it necessary? Registered dietitian Andrea Paul gives us her answer.
Joan Lunden got personal at a recent Hospice of Southern Maine Conference. The topic was advance directives — something Joan wished her mother had filled out.
How bad are digital screens for our eyes? Optometrist Tim Kearins considers two angles — the effect on vision and how they may increase the risk of eye disease.
With spring comes allergies for some people. Allergy symptoms are often similar to cold symptoms. How can you tell the difference? Catching Health has the answer.
Tanning beds are risky, but what about tanning sprays? Pathologist Dr. Katy Linskey gives us the answer.
Thinking about switching to a plant-based diet? Avery Yale Kamila has some tips for you. She's a freelance food writer and the mom of a healthy vegan toddler.
Any of these sound like you? Stressed. In pain. Have a chronic illness. Can't sleep. Worried about the future. How mindfulness and meditation might help.